COUPAR ANGUS BALLOON RIDES
FIND YOUR PERFECT HOT AIR BALLOON FLIGHT OVER COUPAR ANGUS!
FIND YOUR PERFECT HOT AIR BALLOON FLIGHT OVER COUPAR ANGUS!
To take flight in a hot air balloon in the skies near Coupar Angus we recommend Virgin Balloon’s Scotland regional vouchers. Covering all launch locations across Scotland, these luxury gift vouchers include flexible booking options, champagne toasts, return transport and more!
Let a Coupar Angus hot air balloon ride bring the best views of glorious Perthshire to you. Surrounded by a patchwork of pastures, fields, lakes and rivers, the views from Coupar Angus are framed to the southeast by a raised spine, whilst opposite them to the other side of you, so striking forested hills frame the outstanding vistas perfectly. As you rise up from the town, so the scale of the views becomes apparent as you trace the weaving trail of the River Isla. From your unique vantage point, the will of the wind will determine what can be seen from your basket. Maybe you’ll see the distant skylines of Dundee or Perth float into view, or maybe you’ll drift westward, following the Isla to point where it joins forces with the River Tay.
Or perhaps you’ll head in a lazy northerly direction towards the general direction of the twin burgh of Blairgowrie and Rattray. Should your flightpath take you over ‘Blair’ itself, see if you can spot the War Memorial in the triangular gardens next to the River Ericht. If the breeze blows you due west, you will head towards the village of Meikleour. This small village may seem unassuming, but in fact is home to the Meikleour Beech Hedges – the tallest and longest hedge in the world! The village also sits on an old military road that runs between Coupar Angus and Dunkeld. If you are overhead, look for the thick woodland north of the village and you’ll see a broad wide cut through the trees. At first glance this looks like nothing more than an access track; but is in fact Cleaven Dyke – a manmade earthwork about a mile and a quarter long – which for many years it was thought to be a Roman road or boundary fortification but is now generally recognised as a Neolithic cursus or processional way, which dates back to around 3600BC. With so much natural and cultural splendour on offer, is it any wonder Scotland is considered one of the best ballooning locations anywhere? So let a balloon ride from Coupar Angus unleash the serenity, spark the imagination and create unforgettable memories.
Your Coupar Angus balloon flight will have opened up the wonder of Perthshire, but save for a stroll alongside the River Isla, you’ll probably want to head further afield if you intend travelling for your aerial adventure. Both Perth and Dundee are under 15 miles away and offer a range of historical and cultural attractions such as castles, distilleries, regimental museums and more, either in the city-centres or nearby. Or if you’d prefer more of a getaway feel, then consider basing yourself in Blairgowrie and Rattay. Whilst small than the cities, you’ll still find a range of accommodation, restaurants, coffee shops and pubs. It’s charming spot for a riverside walk and a relaxing evening.
You’d also be based more centrally for some exploration of what is known as ‘Big Tree Country’, due to Perthshire’s numerous formal gardens, country estates, woodlands and dense forests. Add in weaving rivers, lakes, lochs and breath-taking wilderness, and it’s a glorious Scottish setting. If you’re a golfer, the Blairgowrie Golf Club offers three championship courses and a wonderful 19th tee. And of course, who can miss the opportunity to jump in the car and drive past the longest and highest hedge in the world in Meikleour! No matter how you spend your time in Perthshire, your hot air balloon ride over Coupar Angus will set the scene in a way that no other experience can hope to match.
• A luxury gift voucher valid for 12 months
• A 60 minute flight over Perthshire
• Passenger insurance
• Traditional champagne toast
• Presentation of flight certificate
• Return transport to the launch site
• Magical memories you’ll treasure forever
The main departure point is from Larghan Victory Park on the outskirts of Coupar Angus. There are also always other sites nearby in Perthshire that can be used to get you aloft though if you need them. Always make sure that you check your voucher details and again when you book in, for the latest launch site details, as they can change depending on weather and site suitability. The good news is, that your voucher is valid for all launch locations in Scotland and you can leave your car at the launch site as this is where your ballooning experience will also finish.
Your unforgettable balloon ride will start with a full safety briefing, after which you you can help the team with the the inflating of the balloon if you wish – or kick back, soak up the atmosphere and let others do the hard work. But when it’s time, there is no escaping the collective excitement as the burners fire up and the balloon starts to prepare itself for taking you up, up and away on a ballooning adventure over Perthshire!
As you drift gently over the Perthshire countryside near Coupar Angus, there will be ample opportunity to take photographs from this unique vantage point. During your flight you are free to discuss how the balloon works with the pilot, who will also be pointing out the many points of interest that drift below you or rest gently on the horizon.
No two flights are the same, and as such any number of towns, villages and important landmarks could come into view – all of which create talking points for years to come.
After an unforgettable hour ballooning your pilot will begin your descent towards a gentle landing. Once back on the ground, and should you wish, you can help in packing away the envelope (that’s the official name for the fabric canopy).
With the balloon all packed away, you will be transferred back to your launch site where you can sip on the fine stuff and raise a toast to an unforgettable adventure hot air ballooning over Perthshire.